A metre matters ‘on the bus’ in NSW
Following the introduction of permanent a metre matters legislation last month in NSW, the Amy Gillett Foundation recently attended a Transport NSW Driver Familiarisation Session at their Port Botany Bus Depot. We were joined by Bicycle NSW along with cyclists from community cycling group Bike East, who both pedalled in to participate.
Bus drivers were given the opportunity to see the road from the perspective of cyclists and to discuss their experiences of sharing roads.
Cyclists took the opportunity to sit in the bus driver’s seat getting a first-hand understanding of the sheer size of a bus, their blind spots, and the challenges faced when navigating our congested roads in a vehicle of that size.
Occasions like these are extremely valuable to share the message to look out for each other and ensure that everyone can get to their destination safely.
Thanks for this opportunity Transport NSW.